Prince Edward “Denied Duke of Edinburgh Title to Keep Son James from Inheriting Role”

Prince Edward taking on his late father’s ducal title would interfere with the King’s plans to reduce the number of family members working on his behalf and depending on the royal purse.

Speaking to Palace Confidential, Mr. Eden said: “Charles has decided he’s not going to give it to him, he’s not going to really use it himself.

“That title stays with the Crown but he doesn’t want to give it to him. One of the reasons is that it’s a hereditary title, if he gives it to Edward, it then establishes a new household.”

“You’ve got the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, their son James would inherit that title.

“The view that I was told from the King is that Edward always accepted that slimmed-down monarchy, that’s why his children didn’t become prince and princess.”

He added: “They had some title, Lady and Viscount, but not that prince title and he accepted that. And this is part of that slimming down.”

Royal sources have since suggested the King is planning to hold on to the Edinburgh title to pass it on to his eldest granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, if she marries.

The insiders suggested the move would also serve as a tribute to the late Queen, who was styled the Duchess of Edinburgh from her wedding in 1947 until her accession in 1952.

They said: “Discussions are underway, but the favored outcome for the King is that this title ought to go to Princess Charlotte. It would be a fitting way to remember the Queen – who, of course, had the title Duchess of Edinburgh – and a way for His Majesty to honor the line of succession.”

Princess Charlotte was the first female member of the Royal Family to benefit from a change in primogeniture law, meaning she maintained her position in the line of succession following the birth of her younger brother, Prince Louis, in 2017.

Before the late Queen introduced the change in 2014, female members would automatically be pushed back in the pecking order if a brother was born after – like in the case of Princess Anne following the birth of Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

In addition to being a loving tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, Charlotte taking on the title of Duchess of Edinburgh upon marriage would also reflect the prominent role she holds in the line of succession.

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  1. Sounds like Charles has lost his mind again….first time was with his horse-faced wife Camilla, second time was throwing away Diana who was so much better. He just wants to keep the $$$ for himself and NOT have to spread it to others in the family. I think he should abdicate already for William and Kate.

  2. Have never liked Charles, after he betrayed Diana, I was absolutely convinced. Seriously doubt he has the honesty, or fortitude to follow, faithfully, in his late mother’s footsteps. HMTQ was a most impressive, dedicated and caring leader; not only for her people and her country, but for the world at large.

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